Karl Marx’s Life, Ideas, and Influences

A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary

  • Shaibal Gupta
  • Marcello Musto
  • Babak Amini

Part of the Marx, Engels, and Marxisms book series (MAENMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. On the Critique of Politics

  3. On the Critique of Political Economy

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 369-378

About this book


Since the latest crisis of capitalism broke out in 2008, Marx has been back in fashion, and sometimes it seems that his ideas have never been as topical, or as commanding of respect and interest, as they are today. This edited collection arises from one of the largest international conferences dedicated to the bicentenary of Marx’s birth. The volume contains 16 chapters authored by globally renowned scholars and is divided into two parts: I) On the Critique of Politics; II) On the Critique of Political Economy. These contributions, from multiple academic disciplines, offer diverse perspectives on why Marx is still so relevant for our times and make this book a source of great appeal for both expert scholars of Marx as well as students and general readers who are approaching his theories for the first time.

Shaibal Gupta is the Founding Member Secretary of the Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, India.

Marcello Musto is Associate Professor of Sociological Theory at York University, Canada.

Babak Amini is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the London School of Economics, London, UK.



philosophy economics history post-colonial studies gender studies ecology Capitalism Marx Marxism Revolution Theory of Interest John Stuart Mill Socialism Sraffa Primitive Accumulation India Crisis Value Radical Democracy Post-Capitalist Society

Editors and affiliations

  • Shaibal Gupta
    • 1
  • Marcello Musto
    • 2
  • Babak Amini
    • 3
  1. 1.Asian Development Research InstitutePatnaIndia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.London School of EconomicsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24814-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24815-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-7123
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7131
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